Category: Wind

Average price cap forecasts fall as Ofgem revises definition of typical energy consumption

Prior to the upcoming introduction of the July Default Tariff Cap (price cap), Cornwall Insight is unveiling its latest predictions. Starting from October 2023, the forecast stands at £1,871 per annum for a typical consumer, and from January 2024, £1,900 per annum. The fall in average price cap predictions can be directly attributed to Ofgem’s… Read more »

Rare birds and grazing cattle spotted at North East Lincolnshire’s newest wetland site

North East Lincolnshire Council is leading the way in showing how industry and nature can thrive side-by-side. AN INNOVATIVE environmental project sees rare birds visiting the area as industry interest grows in North East Lincolnshire’s award-winning mitigation sites. Two large areas of wildlife that can counter the legal requirement for developers to set aside land… Read more »

Innovation for offshore wind energy at Fraunhofer IWES: Habeck inaugurates 115m+ Rotor Blade Test Rig

06/30/2023, Bremerhaven – The Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck, the President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Andreas Bovenschulte, and the Senator for Science and Ports of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Claudia Schilling, met in Bremerhaven today to inaugurate the Fraunhofer Institute… Read more »

Enerpac sets sights on 10m diameter Wind Turbine blades with Milling Machine upgrade

Industrial tools specialist, Enerpac, announces an upgrade to its Wind Power Milling Machine for manufacturing turbine blades, an important stepping stone in its aim of producing next generation milling machines capable of milling blades up to 10m diameter.  Developed specifically for machining the root end of turbine blades, Enerpac Wind Power Milling Machines are a… Read more »

Nearthlab and Eurus Technical Service Teams Up to Revamp Wind O&M Across Japan

Latest collaboration with Japanese wind energy giant to bolster continued expansion in the APAC region June 27, 2023 – Nearthlab, a leading provider of autonomous drone technology, announced that the wholesale deployment of its plug-and-play solution NearthWIND Mobile is underway across wind farms managed by Eurus Technical Service, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eurus Energy Holdings… Read more »

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult announces first Launch Academy in East Anglia

Nine companies across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex are embarking on an award-winning technology accelerator programme to pioneer new products and services for the UK’s offshore renewable energy sector – launching today (Tuesday) in Norwich. This is the first time the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have run their flagship Launch Academy programme in the East… Read more »

World’s tallest wooden wind turbine tower being built in Sweden

A 105-meter wind turbine tower made of wood, the tallest of its kind, is being built in Sweden by the wood technology company Modvion. The tower will be the company’s first commercial installation and is being built for the energy company Varberg Energi, in the municipality of Skara in Sweden. “This is the start of… Read more »

New test bench can test wind turbine blades up to 130 meters long

The Danish engineering company R&D Test Systems has delivered the world’s largest dual-axis blade exciter to the US-based Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) The development of new and larger wind turbines has never been faster than we currently experience. Hence, the rest of the supply chain needs to be ready and… Read more »

Jan De Nul completes project for TenneT with installation of second marine cable for offshore wind farm ‘west Alpha’

Cable-laying vessel Isaac Newton, multipurpose vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant and a remotely-controlled cable burying vehicle of consortium Jan De Nul Group-LS Cable & System have completed the installation of the second marine cable for the offshore wind farm ‘west Alpha’. In recent weeks, more than 60 kilometres of cable was laid and buried in the… Read more »

Plans for new digital testing environment could revolutionise offshore wind development

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has outlined plans to develop a virtual environment for better planning and maintenance of offshore wind farms, led by its Operations and Maintenance Centre of Excellence in Grimsby. The Digital Operation and Maintenance Environment (DOME), supported by £600,000 funding from Innovate UK, will provide offshore wind developers and operators… Read more »

VideoRay Welcomes U.S. Navy Veteran and EOD and Mine Countermeasures Expert as Program Manager

POTTSTOWN, Pa., June 22, 2023 – VideoRay, a global leader in underwater robotic systems, is proud to welcome U.S. Navy veteran Mario Pais as the company’s new Program Manager. Pais is responsible for leading and managing a multidisciplinary team to exceed customer expectations on cost, performance and scheduling. He also manages the production, services tasks… Read more »

Scottish Greenhouse Gas Statistics

The Scottish Government today announced the latest Scottish Greenhouse Gas Statistics which highlighted that the interim target for 2021 has not been met. Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “Today’s announcement is another wake up call for The Scottish Government. “We are in a climate emergency but the pace of decision making… Read more »

Climate change threat underestimated by people in fossil fuel reliant countries

A global safety charity has highlighted a worrying link between reliance on fossil fuels and climate change perceptions. According to Lloyd’s Register Foundation, people in countries with a high dependence on fossil fuel production for internal energy needs or exports are less likely to view climate change as a threat. It follows the latest analysis… Read more »

Zenobē partners with National Express for first sustainable shuttle service to Glastonbury Festival

Electric vehicle (EV) fleet and battery storage specialist Zenobē has partnered with National Express to deliver the first sustainable shuttle bus service to Glastonbury, putting the wheels in motion for the decarbonisation of mass passenger transport to and from large-scale events. Zenobē will provide National Express, the UK’s leading public transport operator, with eight electric… Read more »

Smart energy tech specialists receive government funding to boost consumer confidence in heat pumps and speed up pursuit of Net Zero

A consortium of businesses led by smart energy tech pioneers Chameleon Technology has secured Government funding to develop innovative heat pump optimisation technology designed to encourage consumer adoption of the cleaner and greener heating upgrade. Chameleon Technology, alongside partners Evergreen Energy, University of Salford – Energy House, EnAppSys and TalkTalk Telecoms, has been awarded £763k… Read more »

23 Degrees Renewables joins OEG Renewables

OEG Renewables, the newly established offshore wind focused division of the wider OEG Offshore group (OEG) today announced the acquisition of 23 Degrees Renewables (23D). 23D is a nearshore and onshore power installation contractor, specialising in HVDC / HVAC and telecom submarine cable projects, often operating in difficult and remote locations, across a range of… Read more »

New process to recycle wind turbines wins funding

Engineering researchers have won a £125k grant from renewables investor Greencoat UK Wind to develop their innovative wind turbine recycling process. The researchers, from the University of Edinburgh, are developing a technique to turn old wind turbine blades into powders that could be used to protect engineering and structural components, including new wind turbine blades…. Read more »

Bladebug Collaborates With Force Technology To Revolutionise Wind Turbine Blade Inspections And Maintenance

London, 14 June 2023. BladeBUG, a UK-based robotics company designing and developing inspection and repair robots for the wind industry, has today announced its strategic collaboration with global non-destructive testing (NDT) specialist, FORCE Technology. The joint project will see FORCE Technology produce custom NDT solutions for integration within BladeBUG’s innovative crawler robot, which is specifically… Read more »

Mainstay Marine to build Seacat Services’ 20th offshore energy support vessel

Pembrokeshire, Wales, 13 June 2023 —Seacat Services, class-leading offshore energy support vessel operator, announces its partnership with Mainstay Marine Solutions, specialist marine engineering firm, to build the 20th vessel in its fleet, and the fifth Seacat Chartwell Ambitious design. The partnership comes amidst ongoing complexities in the UK shipbuilding market, where skill shortages and a… Read more »

UK Offshore Wind pipeline nears 100GW as Global pipeline tops 1.23TW

RenewableUK’s latest EnergyPulse market intelligence data report shows that the UK’s pipeline of offshore wind projects has reached 97,944 MW, up from 91,287MW a year ago, while the global pipeline topped 1.23TW, an increase of nearly 400GW in the last year. The pipeline includes projects at every stage of development: operational, under construction, consented or… Read more »

Flying high: Octopus Energy and RES to build new German wind farm on disused US air station

London/Munich, Monday 12th June 2023 – Octopus Energy’s generation arm – who manage £6bn worth of renewable assets and energy transition projects globally – makes its fourth wind farm investment in Germany in less than a year. The new 11.4 MW wind farm is being built on a disused site of a former US air… Read more »

BERG adds adaptable control and propulsion to optimize wind assisted Neoliner in all conditions

Propulsion and propeller solution from BERG for transformative ro-ro ship always optimizes vessel’s sustainable performance, even when not in use. Sweden, 06 June 2023: An integrated control to propeller solution from Berg Propulsion has been selected to ensure that the visionary Neoliner ro-ro vessel will always achieve optimized performance, whether it is powered by wind alone or with… Read more »

Jan De Nul enters long-term partnership agreement with RWE for next-gen installation vessels for the construction of offshore wind farms

The partnership includes the exclusive and long-term charter of the two next-generation offshore installation vessels Les Alizés and Voltaire. Both can be used at RWE’s current and future offshore construction projects and, if needed, to run maintenance campaigns at its existing offshore wind farm portfolio. Philippe Hutse, CEO of Jan De Nul Offshore Energy: “We… Read more »

Jan De Nul enters long-term partnership agreement with RWE for next-gen installation vessels for the construction of offshore wind farms

Jan De Nul Group has signed an agreement with RWE, a German energy provider, for the long-term chartering of two next-generation installation vessels for future offshore wind foundation and turbine construction. The charters are supported by a Service Agreement through which Jan De Nul Group will provide both in-house and market solutions and services, to… Read more »

North Star holds naming ceremony for Grampian Tyne vessel

The first of North Star’s new offshore wind fleet, the Grampian Tyne, has been officially named at a VIP ceremony at Equinor’s Port of Tyne base in the North East of England (UK), ahead of its early handover to the Dogger Bank Wind Farm. The traditional good luck celebration, involving the customary champagne bottle being… Read more »

Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe and SeaRenergy collaborate on offshore wind projects

SeaRenergy relies on Johanniter’s paramedics for offshore rescue operations Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe and SeaRenergy Offshore Holding GmbH & Cie. KG have entered into a framework agreement for the provision of services for offshore wind projects. The collaboration came into force on January 1st of this year and covers the provision of a comprehensive rescue concept, including the… Read more »

CORROSION launches the ICCP-SAM. The future in the sustainable protection of XX(X)L monopile foundations against corrosion worldwide.

The ICCP-SAM is specifically designed to remotely install ICCP anodes on monopile foundations of all sizes, anywhere on the foundation and in the roughest ocean conditions. The ICCP-SAM(Subsea Assembly Method) is extremely compact and can be transported and deployed with minimal resources. The ICCP-SAM is operated remotely and maneuvers the anode underwater into the desired… Read more »

Miros launches unique dual sensor for measuring directional wave spectra

Ocean insights leader Miros releases a new unique dual sensor for measuring directional wave spectra, developed by the offshore wind industry. WaveFusionTM is the first of the new next-generation wave radar series by Miros. The directional wave radar provides more visibility and insights over the sea state in all-weather critical maritime operations including shallow waters…. Read more »

Monopile Designed by Wood Thilsted Installed at Vineyard Wind Site

This Tuesday (6 June), the Vineyard Wind project hit another exciting milestone with the start of the installation for the monopiles, designed by Wood Thilsted. Wood Thilsted and engineering partner WSP designed the foundations which were reviewed by an independent third-party and approved by the federal government. Design of the monopile portion of the foundation… Read more »

Accelerating the deployment of renewable energy will save West African countries hundreds of millions of dollars by the end of decade, says Wärtsilä

A strategy shift in favour of renewables will bring significant economic advantages as power systems are expanded.  Speaking last week at the West Africa Energy Transition Forum in Dakar in the presence of key energy decision-makers, experts from Wärtsilä shared insights on the impact renewables will have on power system cost, flexibility, and stability in… Read more »

NKT is finalizing the power cable contract for the first major offshore wind farm in Poland

NKT is finalizing the power cable contract for the first major offshore wind farm in Poland NKT will soon sign the order for a 230 kV AC high-voltage export power cable system for the Polish project Baltic Power Offshore Wind Park with a capacity of up to 1.2 GW. NKT is finalizing the contract for offshore… Read more »

Testing keeps the turbines going round

All the way back in 1860, Abraham Lincoln referred to the potential of wind power. “Of all the forces of nature, I should think the wind contains the largest amount of motive power,” he said. Now, wind turbines are running across the globe, generating renewable energy for millions. But what keeps them going? Here, Andrew… Read more »

Covestro signs first major renewable energy agreement for its US operations

Covestro, a leading manufacturer of high-quality polymer materials and their components, has signed a 90 megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (vPPA) with Ørsted, a clean energy leader in the U.S. market, headquartered in Denmark. With various agreements in place, Covestro fosters the growth of renewable energy projects around the world. This newest 15-year agreement… Read more »

Wood Thilsted Wins Technical Advisory of the Year at Wind Investment Awards 2023

Wood Thilsted is delighted to announce it has been recognised for its market leading advisory work by winning Technical Advisory of the year last night at the Wind Investment Awards 2023. The Technical Advisory award is given for innovative solutions for projects over the last 12 months and was received in recognition on Wood Thilsted’s… Read more »

Blue World Technologies gets new Chief Technology Officer with extensive industry experience

With a strong background, Dennis Naldal Jensen enters the position of Chief Technology Officer at Blue World Technologies. Dennis will take over from Co-founder Mads Bang, who will return to Aalborg University in the position of Innovation Director. In the role of CTO, Dennis will, as part of the company’s corporate management, lead the technology… Read more »